News from the Lute Society


CRAIG OGDEN, guitar &
Music by Vivaldi, Hummel and others
Friday 14 March at 7.30pm


To obtain an advance booking form call (0151) 651 3095
or e-mail or download one from
Ticket prices: £15.00, U21’s half-price.
Tickets also available on the door.

Many thanks,
Peter Davison
00 44+151 625 9504 (office)


Classical Guitar Course 4 – 6 July 2008 as Part of The British BMG Federation Summer School Weekend at Burwell House, North Street, Burwell, Cambridgeshire CB5 0BA
Tutor – Roland Gallery

Level: Suitable for players from about grade three to advanced levels; some knowledge of notation (or tab) and reading skills will be expected.

Content: Subjects to be dealt with will include practice techniques, performance preparation, interpretation, technical work and daily exercises to improve sound production projection and dexterity, reading of notation and working towards grade examinations.

Roland is a leading player in the field of guitar chamber music. For ten years he led the English Guitar Quartet and currently leads Segovia Trio. He formed the Modern Guitar Trio to perform exclusively works written by members of the group. Roland has played at London’s major concert halls including Wigmore Hall, Albert Hall, Barbican and South Bank. He has toured Hungary, Israel, Australia, Canada and Germany, appeared on television and broadcast live on Radios 2, 3, 4 & Classic FM. Since 1978 Roland has taught classical, electric, steel-string acoustic and bass guitar at Harrow School and has been Professor of Guitar (classical) at Trinity College of Music since 1992. He gives individual tuition, coaches chamber music and classes in general musicianship, has tutored at Bath Guitar Festival, West Dean Summer School and many workshops in UK and abroad and has given master-classes for Royal Academy of Music, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Birmingham Conservatoire and Colchester Institute.

The Weekend Registration and room allocation will take place Friday 5pm - 6pm. Dinner will be at 6.30pm, after which will be a short introductory session followed by class tuition. Saturday daytime will be busy with class tuition, and after dinner students will have the choice of playing in a large mixed instrument ensemble, in smaller groups or using the time for personal practice - there will be opportunity to put forward ideas for this session. On Sunday, class tuition will run until lunch-time, after which there will be a closing student/tutor concert. We expect to depart from Burwell at approximately 3.30pm.

Cost of the week-end is £160 for BMG Federation Members, £170 for Non-Members and £124 non–residential. There is room on the site for tents and motor-homes. Before booking please contact Henry Girvan via e-mail at or telephone 01592 630374 to check there are spaces available. A deposit of £40 will then secure a place with the balance due at the end of May. Cheques should be made payable to The British BMG Federation and sent with your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address and course title to Henry Girvan, 231 Cluny Place, Glenrothes, Fife KY7 4QT . Also please state whether you will be residential or non-residential.

Further Information Full details of the Summer School are on www, or contact Course Co-ordinator Henry Girvan at or telephone 01592 630374

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